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Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
to math genius john urschel who sure knows how to divide a defensive line. >> i feel like it's what i'm here to do. >> reporter: which one, the football or the math? >> both. capt captioning sponsored by cbs is is the "cbs evening news" this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, well, the curve was sharp and the train was going way too fast. late today, federal investigators say that the commuter train was bolting down the track at 82 miles an hour as it approaches the 30 miles an hour zone in the bronx, new york, early yesterday. cars from the metro north train flew off the tracks and nearly into the harlem river. four people were killed. some were thrown from the train. 75 others were hurt and 11 of them critically injured. investigators are poring over the data from the trains black boxes to find out why this happened. we have a team of correspondents covering the story starting with jeff pegues at the crash scene. jeff? >> reporter: scott, investigators were able to determine the speed of the train from the black box which is show the throttle was c
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
clendon, a friend of rockefeller, came to the engineer's defense. >> to say safety was something uncommon to him, it was everyday practices for him. >> reporter: the governor of new york wants m.t.a. employees to participate in a safety review and, scott, the cleanup here at the scene has progressed to the point where one of the tracks will be back open tomorrow ready for the morning commute. >> pelley: jeff pegues at the crash site on the harlem river. thanks very much. that n.t.s.b. investigator you saw in jeff's report said the train wreck could have been prevented by something called a positive train control system or p.t.c. congress ordered railroads to install the system by 2015, but most-- including new york's metro north-- have not done that and here's bill whitaker. >> reporter: this 2008 collision in los angeles between a commuter and freight train took the lives of 25 people and prompted congress to act. los angeles is working to be the first city to get the p.t.c. safety system up and running. richard katz is one of the directors of metrolink, l.a.'s commuter system. >> we believe th
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
towards non- defensible structures but that firefighters working downwind were not promptly removed. this report goes further than one in september that cited only a failure of communications. at that time, we spoke to julie ann ashcraft whose husband andrew was killed. >> what this has done is exposed they are not mitigating risks the way they should for such a dangerous job. there should have been things to mitigate these risks before because this could have been prevented. >> reporter: today's report says the 19 who died were not the only ones put at risk that day. there were multiple incidents of firefighters being unnecessarily and unreasonably exposed to the deadly hazards of wild land firefighting. the $559,000 fine includes $25,000 for each of the firefighters killed. that money, scott, will be paid directly to the firefighters' families. >> pelley: john blackstone in our los angeles newsroom tonight. john, thank you. today the white house said the president's health insurance web site is working much better. this week 29,000 americans enrolled on the obamacare site in the f
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